The Oracle Security team has released a group of critical alerts for a couple security vulnerabilities that were uncovered in Net8. The most serious problem could allow hackers to execute code on the UNIX server. There is another bug will enable an attacker to mount denial of service attacks. The problems can occur on versions 7.3.x, 8.0, and 8.1 of Net8.
Oracle has published fixes on Metalink (http://metalink.oracle.com), here is a list of the Net8 versions and the appropriate patches:
126.96.36.199 Patch 1859604 188.8.131.52 Patch 1859628 184.108.40.206 Patch 1859654 220.127.116.11 Patch 1859778 18.104.22.168 Patch 1859788 22.214.171.124 Patch 1859791 126.96.36.199 Patch 1864109About the author
James Giordano is an Oracle database administrator. He has been working with Oracle for about seven years and also has experience with UNIX and PeopleSoft/Oracle financials.